When you combine the Flaming Lips’ otherworldly space rock with the (altered) state of Colorado’s open weed laws, it makes for a trippy night out.
And when the Lips played Mumford & Sons’ traveling Gentlemen of the Road festival in the mountain town of Salida this past weekend, of course Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne — known as a fan of the psychedelic himself — had something to say about the availability of legal weed in Colorado, most notably in the festival’s backstage area.
“Backstage there’s a giant bowl of marijuana,” Coyne told the crowd at one point on Friday night, suggesting via gestures that it was as big as a laundry basket, “and you can just take … as much as you want.”
Coyne wasn’t the only artist to shout out to the giant bowl of weed backstage, but his genuine excitement stood out.
Read the full review of the Gentleman of the Road stopover — and see some very fun photos of the weekend music festival — at our sister site Reverb.